Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tools (Treats) of the Trade
Recently I cleaned my palette and refilled it with the colors of choice for my current paintings. I do have some favorites and tend to choose colors based on my test sheet I did almost a year ago.
While squeezing out more paint, I've noticed certain tubes are past their prime. The paint is really thick and almost impossible to coax out onto the palette. I think it's time for new paint. Winsor Newton has dominated my paint tackle box for the main reason of availability. However I'm very intrigued by the Daniel Smith watercolors....everyone raves about them. In an interest to try them out, I'm tempted to purchase one of their dot try it cards. I'd also like to know what YOUR favorites are and how you use them.....for instance in florals, animals, landscapes, etc. If you've purchased on of these sheets, I'd been interested on your thoughts about that as well.
My birthday is Sunday, I keep hinting to my boys that art supplies make for a great gift......we'll see.
Here's my current palette.